depths

New species of fascinating animals

17 more than 650 new species of marine life discovered by scientists during the international project “Census of marine life” . In different corners of our planet with the help of automatic cameras, sonar and other equipment of deep-sea biologists from 80 countries explored the seabed down to depths of 1 to 5 km, to where “reign of eternal twilight.” Oil worms, crabs with furry claws, completely transparent sea cucumbers with tentacles-spikes – this is not a complete list of detected living beings. But, according to the scientists themselves, it is at the bottom of the Central part of the Atlantic ocean . in the vicinity of the Easter Islands and New Zealand made the most specific opening.

Gelatinous octopus nicknamed Dumbo thanks to a pair of fins funny forms that look like the ears of the disney character of the same name. It weighs 6 kg with a body length of about 2 meters and lives at a depth of 3,000 meters. Continue reading

Diving on the Great Barrier reef

P the trip for the whole day accompanied by a guide. Two dives including all diving equipment and lunch. Every day three of the 45 possible sites this area has to be chosen according to weather conditions. Some examples of popular sites:

Incursi reef (Agincourt Reef) edge of the continental shelf.

Well Grouper (Grouper hole). Large and small family of groupers (groupers), tropical fish, sea lilies. In most cases, clear water, good diving and a place for your photos .

Three sisters (Three sisters). A group of three large coral mounds. Many tropical and pelagic fish (pelagic fish). Numerous species of soft and hard colorful corals, nudibranchs (nudibranches).

Point (The point). Diving is only possible in a peaceful March. Large vertical wall, sometimes strong current. A wide range of marine fish, including sharks. Colonies of hard and soft corals, several groups of interesting bumps. Continue reading

The variety of aquarium fish

What sizes, shapes and colors do not exist in nature among the inhabitants of the underwater world! To date there are over two thousand known species of fish, and how many more hidden in the unexplored depths of the oceans, seas, rivers and lakes.

Nothing compares the beauty of marine fish. The nature endowed them with so amazing colors that only wonder. And still people continue to surprise with new discoveries. So, for example, recently found one more new species of fishes, representatives of which glow in the dark like fireflies – amazing fish!

Unfortunately, to keep saltwater fish in aquariums is very difficult. Until recently, the presence of marine aquariums even zoos were considered “aerobatics” aquarium. Only in those countries where there was direct access to sea water, could be seen in aquariums of marine fish, and even then, the most common and less whimsical. As for what to say about the countries where sea can be seen only on TV! Continue reading